Artist and vendor Angie Whitehurst asks Congress not to replace RBG until after the election.
Content categorized as Women's Issues
Rochelle Walker explores what makes a home through poetry.
In less than a week, Taylar Nuevelle has organized significant mutual aid for women residing at the emergency shelter within King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley shares the perspective of a woman’s pain.
On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
In this piece, artist and vendor Levester Green shares some of his mother’s work.
A woman was raped outside of a city shelter, across the street from a police station.
Vendor Jeffery McNeil shares his reflections on how his opinions regarding abortion while pro-life conflict with the current political climate.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
A poem about overcoming hardship
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
Sasha Williams talks about her daughter.
A vendor pays tribute to the strong Black women in her life.
New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.